Meaning of bull's-eye
Pronunciation: (boolz'ī"), [key]
— pl. -eyes.
- the circular spot, usually black or outlined in black, at the center of a target marked with concentric circles and used in target practice.
- a shot that hits this.
- the center or central area of a military target, as of a town or factory, in a bombing raid.
- a missile that strikes the central area of a target.
- the coordinates or instance of aiming and firing a missile that results in its hitting the center of a target.
- any statement or act that is precisely to the point or achieves a desired result directly.
- something that is decisive or crucial; crux.
- a small circular opening or window.
- a thick disk or lenslike piece of glass inserted in a roof, ship's deck, etc., to admit light.
- a lens of short focal length.
- a lantern equipped with a lens of this sort.
- an oval or circular wooden block having a groove around it and a hole in the center, through which to reeve a rope.
- (formerly) the eye of a storm.
- a large, round piece of peppermint-flavored hard candy.
- bull's-eye (Thesaurus)